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One Child - Story of a SN Teacher (Tory Hayden)

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Milliways Fri 08-Apr-05 21:35:04

I picked up this book in ASDA for £2.49 yesterday, & haven't put it down. Tells true story of a teacher (author) of SN kids and her experiences with a v.disturbed but v.bright child. It is heartbreaking but inspirational. What can you do with a 6 yr old who almost killed a 3 yr old. Who's fault is it they are like that at 6? Would recommend it.

KBear Fri 08-Apr-05 21:36:45

I just read this too - it was a present and I did think "oh, just the kind of cheery book I want to read on the train - NOT" but WOW, I was hooked from the first few pages. Fantastic book. Wish there was a sequel so we could find out what happens next with the little girl.

Milliways Fri 08-Apr-05 21:43:48

I have some similar books called "A circle of children" & "Lovey" that I read as a teenager, again involving a SN teacher who gets personally involved with one particular child - that child "made it" into "normal" adulthood - but her problems were'nt quite as severe at least.

ChocolateGirl Sun 24-Apr-05 21:44:18

Milliways, on the strength of your recommendation I bought this book yesterday and have read it already! And that's most unlike me. It was really compulsive! Thank you!

onlyjoking9329 Sun 24-Apr-05 22:12:58

i have a few books by torey hayden and i think they are great, quite cheap on amazon too

JanH Mon 25-Apr-05 09:13:10

There is a sequel - The Tiger's Child - it's not out yet though.

alibubbles Mon 25-Apr-05 17:29:47

I read it too and found it quite moving. I went on to read a few more and they too are very emotionally demanding.

flamesparrow Fri 13-May-05 22:46:48

Just thought I'd let you know - the sequel is out now

flamesparrow Sat 14-May-05 07:31:04


KBear Sat 14-May-05 07:57:09

Thanks for the news of the sequel JanH and flame!

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